Let’s face it — rabies can be a pretty scary situation. If bitten by an animal, especially bats, who carry rabies, it can even be deadly if left untreated. Even more scary are bats with rabies flying around your neighborhood and, quite possibly, “hanging” out in your attic.

Lately, a lot of dead bats have been found in and around homes and apartment complexes. So, we ask, why is this?

Different and strange weather patterns in any area, no matter the time of year, cause bats to wake up or return to their homes before there is a reliable food source.

Believe it or not, there are hundreds of millions of bats in the United States. Bats, of course, are nocturnal, so when people are starting to find them during the day, it can be, to say the least, quite startling.

In case you didn’t know, rabies is contagious. Where there is one rabid bat, it is likely there are more. It seems every year, there are a few counties that find a record number of bats who tested positive for rabies.

What do you need to do if you find a dead bat?

Love Your Own, Leave Other Animals Alone

The above mentioned theme is one to live by, especially with bats. Now, an important thing to remember is that not all bats are rabid, but let’s be smart here — just leave them alone.

Kids are very curious individuals. Their young, precocious minds, don’t know any better, especially the excitement of finding a furry, flying creature in a tree or on the ground. We need to better educate them so they know bats, especially rabid bats are very, very bad.

There are two key rules to follow if you do find a bat, alive or dead.

  1. DO NOT TOUCH IT!

  2. Notify a professional immediately to have it properly disposed of.

Things Not to Forget

Rabid bats are a bigger nuisance than most people realize. We are here to help and if you think you have a bat in or around your house, let us know. We have technicians ready at your disposal.

Don’t ignore your bat problem. It’s not an easy fix and needs to be taken care of by professionals. Remind your children the dangers of rabid bats, and by all means, if they find a bat, do NOT take it to school for show and tell.

Most children think bats are cute and fuzzy little creatures that they want to play with. The fact is, they’re very dangerous and should be left alone. Bats don’t do well at school talent shows.

Follow the link below, to get in contact with our support team, and let us help you with all your bat related problems!

Get Bats Out Owner and President Michael KoskiYour local bat removal expert,
Michael Koski

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